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Parents Canceled by Their Own Children   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jul-23 by WALTER784; 913 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jul-23

Parents Canceled by Their Own Children

It happened that, as I was thinking about writing about my husband and me being canceled by our own children six months ago — we have been agonizing about not being able to talk to them or see our grandson for all that time — a thought popped into my mind: blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Weeks ago, while struggling with how to understand what has happened, I picked up a copy of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.  Then I looked at a book by David Horowitz entitled Barack Obama's Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model.  What I read convinced me that our family, more so our children, had been targeted.  We, as a middle-class family who used to live together in the suburbs, were in the bull's eye.

Consider the last chapter of Rules, which was published in 1971. It is entitled "The Way Forward."  Alinsky writes, "Organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class.  That is where the power is[.] ... Large parts of the middle class, the 'silent majority,' must be activated[.]"

The left has been working on making the children of the middle class into radicals, turning them against their parents and their parents' values for fifty years now, in multiple generations.  All the things we middle-class parents believed in and called good, our children now call bad and false, and more than bad and false, worthy of destruction, especially if we parents are Christian and conservative, and even more so if we are Trump-supporters.  Our cancelation is the fruit of the left's strategy to remake America.

It was shocking to us that our children canceled us for being who and what we are; we have tried to be good and true parents, faithful and patriotic.  We are heartbroken, blame ourselves, blame our children, reach out and plead and cajole, pray and pray and pray and ask others to pray, too.

It is not just we.  This is happening to many middle-class families.  For example, I met a friend the other day, and she told me she has several friends whose children are canceling them.  One of them is a mother with whom my friend was close as their kids grew up.  She said this person was an excellent mother, but now her son will have nothing to do with her and is calling her an abusive mother.

My friend's own son canceled her and her husband, too.  The son told his mother that everything they taught him was a lie.  Before he canceled them, he forbade his mother to talk to him about God anymore.

Years ago, my children also told me I was not allowed to talk to them about God anymore.

Both of us told our children that we would not proselytize, but we could not promise never to mention God because we are people of faith; it is who we are.

When my husband posted on Facebook about our plight, more than a few friends responded that they were going through the same things.  One mother said her three children will have nothing to do with her anymore and had recently left her out of a family wedding.  She said she is also a person of faith.

What is going on is evil.  Just evil.  Have our children been caught in evil's trap?

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/parents_canceled_by_their_own_children.html

FWIW

Dee (DLAINEDEE)

From: Dee (DLAINEDEE)

Jul-23

Don't you know, that's fake news! ;)

It's what the demonized conspiracy theorists, or what they have been labeled, have been saying for years now.  Among many other things that turned out to be correct.  Yet, it blows my mind when people still accuse these people of being a conspiracy theorists, when the truth is right there in front of them, but they refuse to even look.  They shoot the messenger, or blow these people off, without ever looking at the message...

My people are destroyed because of their lack of knowledge, or better defined, my people are destroyed because they refused the truth and believed the lie[s].

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jul-24

Dee (DLAINEDEE) said...

It's what the demonized conspiracy theorists, or what they have been labeled, have been saying for years now.  Among many other things that turned out to be correct.  Yet, it blows my mind when people still accuse these people of being a conspiracy theorists, when the truth is right there in front of them, but they refuse to even look.  They shoot the messenger, or blow these people off, without ever looking at the message...

My people are destroyed because of their lack of knowledge, or better defined, my people are destroyed because they refused the truth and believed the lie[s].

Well, call it double-speak, conspiracy theory, fake news, systemic racism, critical race theory, common core or what ever else you want to.

It's ripping us apart from the inside out and causing us to hate each other in the process.

I mean think about it... "I'm racist because I'm white" is what they're saying. Well, to set the record straight... first of all... I'm Caucasian... not white. But that saying in and of itself is racist in the first place! Martin Luther King said it so eloquently... "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Well... judging me as being racist because of my skin color "white" is AS RACIST AS IT GETS!!! Thus saying I'm racist because I'm white is anti-Martin Luther King!!! (i.e. their double speak)!

Black Lives Matter is also racist because first of all... it's about skin color... but it's not about all Blacks. It's only about Blacks who get shot and killed by White cops. It doesn't include Blacks getting shot by Black cops or even Blacks being killed by other Blacks. More double-speak.

And now they label anything that's true as conspiracy theory when it's the truth. And they admit that it was fake news 6 months to a year after the fact!

We're a country run amuck!!!

We're starting to look like the beginnings of Saul Alinsky's Socialism 101.

FWIW

It is stories like that which dispels in an instant any twinges of regrets about never having had children. The ones who never make it out of the condom are the one who can't denounce you to the Thought Police, or to use the 21st century vernacular, cancel you.

But parents cancelled by their kids instantly make me think of this:
 

With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for symptoms of unorthodoxy. Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. The songs, the processions, the banners, the hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles, the yelling of slogans, the worship of Big Brother--it was all a sort of glorious game to them. All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. And with good reason, for hardly a week passed in which 'The Times' did not carry a paragraph describing how some eavesdropping little sneak--'child hero' was the phrase generally used--had overheard some compromising remark and denounced its parents to the Thought Police.

... ...  He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so
long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken.
It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on
the human heritage. He went back to the table, dipped his pen, and wrote:

   To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men
are different from one another and do not live alone--to a time when truth
exists and what is done cannot be undone:
   From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of
Big Brother, from the age of doublethink--greetings! ...

Some day, there may be something survive to the far future, from the age of doublethink, some artifact of writing that the Thought Police aka Big Tech haven't managed to censor.

I'm thinking about laser etching on metal, and wondering what could be etched on a thin sheet of 316 stainless steel, that then has a layer of platinum vacuum vapor deposited onto it so it will survive in the soil for hundreds of thousands of years. What would someone think of it when they find it? Would it be as incomprehensible as Egyptian heiroglyphs were until the Rosetta Stone was discovered to be 3 translations of the same thing and suddenly made ancient writing decipherable?

And how much of the famous record mounted on the Voyager spacecraft, would get you cancelled these days, although after 44 years in space heading away from the solar system, it's not like cancel culture can go fetch it and obliterate that bit of history.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jul-25

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

I'm thinking about laser etching on metal, and wondering what could be etched on a thin sheet of 316 stainless steel, that then has a layer of platinum vacuum vapor deposited onto it so it will survive in the soil for hundreds of thousands of years.

LOL... non erasable/destroyable media...

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

And how much of the famous record mounted on the Voyager spacecraft, would get you cancelled these days, although after 44 years in space heading away from the solar system, it's not like cancel culture can go fetch it and obliterate that bit of history.

Voyager will return in 2520... after the cancel culture backfired and ended up cancelling themselves as well. It will be renamed VYGER and will include all the messages we've been sending into space (SETI project) in an attempt to contact some kind of alien life for the past 50 years too!

When it finally makes it home to earth with all that information... nobody will be living to receive or interpret it!

FWIW

The world will be "Idiocracy" by then.

Or there will be a total population of about 300k on the planet, scattered hunter-gatherer tribes who will have an entire ritual of removing microplastics from the game and fish they subsistence hunt. They won't really know where the microplastics came from, but will attribute it to the work of evil demons who tried to destroy the world long ago.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xw3x/new-research-vindicates-1972-mit-prediction-that-society-will-collapse-soon

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jul-26

Well, a nuclear holocaust would end most of the life on earth as we know it today. And for those few who remained, the EMP from those nukes would have wiped out all technology as we currently know it. No electronics, no electric grid, nothing.

So yes, we would probably have a few small pockets of tribes living in caves scattered in 10 ~ 30 places around the world, but after 2 or 3 generations of living like that, they probably wouldn't know what to do with the technology if they ever ran across it.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Jul-26

It’s happened to people I know who have changed their politics so they can see their children and grandchildren if they have any.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jul-26

And then I bet that there are some parents who are still living with their 30 & 40 year old children who wish that they could cancel their children as well! (* CHUCKLE *)

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Jul-27

Or they are happy to have them back after Covid.

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